RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Course

Develop your skills and understanding

Whether you’re a competent navigator planning an ocean passage, or you’re interested in offshore navigation techniques, the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Course will help you develop skills in celestial navigation, worldwide meteorology and voyage planning.

About the course

This course will introduce you to the principles of celestial navigation, the practical use of the sextant, the measurement of time, position fixing by the sun and stars, compass checking and great circle sailing.

You’ll also study concepts of worldwide meteorology, including tropical revolving storms, and passage planning for ocean voyaging.

Upon completion of the course, you’ll have a firm understanding of the theory of astronavigation and be able to fix a position using sun, moon and star sightings. You’ll be awarded RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Certification.

Course Syllabus

  • The Earth and the Celestial Sphere
  • The PZX Triangle
  • The Sextant
  • Measurement of Time
  • Meridian Altitudes
  • Sun, Star and other Sights
  • Compass Checking
  • Satellite Navigation Systems
  • Great Circle Sailing
  • Meteorology
  • Passage Planning
  • Passage-making
  • Communications

What’s included

This course is offered both residential (all-inclusive) or non-residential (lunch included).

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased 12/08/2024 17/08/2024 £545 £695
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased 12/10/2024 17/10/2024 £545 £695
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased 04/11/2024 09/11/2024 £545 £695

Don’t just take our word for it

The testimonials below from previous students, give you an insight into the benefits of the Yachtmaster Ocean course and the outcomes you can expect.

Yachtmaster Ocean Student

Excellent, knowledgeable instructor who managed to make a hard topic interesting and understandable. Also really good tutor to student ratio.

Yachtmaster Ocean Student

It would be hard to improve. Good pacing and we were encouraged well, even if we made mistakes.

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